The annual Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity is out, and just in time to apply its findings to the likely state senate leadership team we're going to have, thanks to the recent Republican coup.
Rachel DeCruz, spokesperson for Washington CAN!, which put the report together, points to the letter grades the report provides and notes that alleged Democrat Rodney Tom, prime enabler of the coup, received a C.
Alleged Democrat Tim Sheldon, another enabler of the coup? He received an F.
Overall, De Cruz says, the grade for the entire senate "coalition" team that Tom and Sheldon would install is an F.
"It is a clear power grab by monied interests," she says, "and doesn't represent the needs of our shifting demographics."